A Moment Of Weakness

A Moment Of Weakness is the second book in #1 New York Times best-selling author Karen Kingsbury's Forever Faithful series. I reviewed the previous book, Waiting For Morning, a few weeks ago and really enjoyed it, so I was excited to read and review book two. A Moment Of Weakness was originally published in 2000, but is being reprinted and given an updated cover by Multnomah. I usually enjoy Karen Kingsbury's books immensely - she is an extremely talented writer, and I usually finish reading her books with a spiritual takeaway to apply to my life. They're definitely not "fluff" books. Book two, A Moment Of Weakness, follows characters Jade Conner and Tanner Eastman. The back cover reads:

"Had they found each other again after all these years, only to lose everything that matters most?

As children, Jade Conner and Tanner Eastman were best friends—until scandal drove them apart. Then, one golden summer, they find each other again. Through endless days they share their hearts and souls and dreams of forever. Then, in a moment of weakness, they make a decision that will tear them apart for nearly a decade.

In their own separate corners of the country, Jade and Tanner have become fighters for religious freedom. Now Jade’s unfaithful husband is determined to destroy her in a custody battle that will rock the nation and shake people’s understanding of faith and freedom. Could Jade lose her only child because of her faith? Only one man can help her in her darkest hour. And only one old woman knows the secret about that summer and the truth that can set them all free."

The thing I most enjoyed about A Moment Of Weakness was that the characters were Christians, but deeply flawed in certain ways and definitely not perfect by any means. However, Kingsbury draws them out and they both have radical faith shifts and a much deeper, realer faith by the end of the book. I appreciate characters in Christian novels being real people, not perfect cardboard cutout Christians. The story is so much more realistic that way, and much more interesting as well. I have dealt with several of the weighty issues she touches on in this book and so I could really relate to it on a personal level. Karen is an extremely talented writer, and I recommend this book to anyone who enjoys dramatic, emotional Christian fiction.

I received a copy of this book from Blogging For Books in exchange for an honest review. All opinions are my own.


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